According to an article on the Costa Rican news website ‘Nacion.com’, construction is unable to begin because of lack of approval of the company’s environmental feasibility study. This has been delayed, apparently, due to lack of professional staff in the government’s Environmental Technical Secretariat (SETENA).
Crucial to the go-ahead is approval of the environmental impact study and its various attachments, which the company submitted some months ago but, as yet, has still not received permission to proceed.
However, CM has also been told by Capt. Paul Gallie, managing director of APMT Moin, that the project is on track, with construction “still expected [to begin] in Q4 this year.”
SETENA, he added, are “doing a very thorough job checking the 3000 pages of the company’s environmental impact study. This is normal practice in Costa Rica and we are fine to wait for the proper approval process to take its course.”